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2020 Farm Membership and CAPS Registration

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Benefits of Membership in the VVBGA Include:

• Discounted registration fees to the VVBGA Annual Meeting and on-farm workshops.

• Access to the VVBGA listserv. A great network for help buying /selling plants, supplies and equipment as well as sharing farming information with growers and technical advisors.

• Access to the Community Accreditation for Produce Safety (CAPS) program. CAPS is a voluntary program that helps farmers adopt best practices for produce safety, and recognizes them for doing so.

• Free access to farmOS, a web-based application for farm management, planning and recordkeeping.

• Email subscription to Vermont Vegetable and Berry News.

• Camaraderie, enhanced communication and fellowship among commercial growers.

2020 VVBGA FARM MEMBERSHIP

The fee for 2020 is $60 per farm until January 31, $70 per farm thereafter. You need not be located in Vermont. The VVBGA board of directors increased the fees by $15 this year in order to support additional research and education. If the fee poses a financial burden that prevents your participation, you may request a reduced fee by emailing vvbga@uvm.edu

DONATION TO THE VVBGA RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FUND

Every year, the VVBGA board of directors provides funding to projects and programs that address the needs of commercial growers in Vermont and the region. Your contributions to this effort are greatly appreciated.

COMMUNITY ACCREDITATION FOR PRODUCE SAFETY (CAPS)

VVBGA members have the option of participating in CAPS, an on-line program that helps growers write and then document the implementation of a farm food safety plan. Plans and documents are reviewed and feedback provided. Once completed, farms earn CAPS accreditation, including an e-badge. CAPS-PLUS is also available, which adds an on-farm audit. CAPS-PLUS is accepted by many major retailers as a substitute for USDA-GAPS audits. CAPS participation is voluntary, the is $100 per farm, registration is due by April 1, 2020.

The mission of the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association (VVBGA) is to promote the economic, environmental and social sustainability of vegetable and berry farming in Vermont through education, promotion and communication among growers.


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